School district implementing virtual doctor visits

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MISSION, Texas – Virtual doctors will soon be available at a Valley school district.

Aiming to save parents time and help students feel better faster, the Mission CISD is set to have medical consultations over an iPad. Officials say a nurse will be next to the student at school receiving directions from a doctor who will give his diagnosis and prescribe medication without having to be physically present.

Lorena Garcia, deputy superintendent, “Mission CISD cares about the well-being and health of our students. We feel that it’s paramount to their academic and extra curricular success. We wanted to provide a service that would improve that. Their wellness and also help the parents in providing the medical care for the students.”

The cost per consultation will still be paid through students’ insurance or medicaid. The program is set to be established in all of the district’s campuses by fall.

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